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2016-17 Tech Flag Football Capsule Preview


Head coach: Joseph Vespo, second season

2015-16 record: 7-11 (5-9 Sunrise, fifth)

Returning letter winners (starters): Five (three)

Top players: QB/LB Katy Orellana (Sr.), WR/LB Avery Rayos (Sr.), RB/S Haley Makue-Vasconcellos (Sr.)

Outlook: Five letter winners return for the Roadrunners, who were part of a four-way tie for fourth place in the Sunrise League last year after winning five of their final seven games, but missed out on the playoffs due to a tiebreaker.

“After barely missing out on the playoffs, Tech comes into the season ready to compete for a league and state title,” Vespo said. “Once again, we will lean on our defense to make stops. I have no doubt we can compete with anyone in the league.

“I scheduled eight games in three weeks, five of which are against (Class) 4A competition to get us ready for conference play when we return from Christmas break.”

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Class 4A Flag Football Honors

The Class 4A all-region flag football teams (as selected by coaches) are here

Class 4A: Deborah Grant rushes Green Valley to championship

Deborah Grant ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to twice lead the Gators to a 14-13 victory over Bonanza in the Class 4A state flag football championship game on Monday.

Class 3A: Team effort lifts Del Sol to first state title

Stephanie Tewart tossed two touchdown passes to Janeth Varela to help the Dragons to a 19-6 win over the Bulldogs and the program’s first state title.

Flag Football title games postponed to Monday

The Class 4A and Class 3A state flag football championship games which were scheduled for Thursday and postponed until Friday have again been postponed after the Clark County School District canceled all classes and after-school activities for Friday. The games will be played Monday at Cimarron-Memorial.

Mountain Region: Third time charm for Bonanza against Palo Verde

The Bengals, who’d lost to Palo Verde twice this season, turned the tables on the Panthers in the Mountain Region championship game on Tuesday night. Bonanza got 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Charlene Beck to earn a 20-12 victory at Green Valley.

Desert Region: Gators knock off Coronado to claim championship

Deborah Grant rushed 21 times for 80 yards, and Jazlyn Camacho caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to help the Gators edge the Cougars, 13-6 for the Desert Region Championship at Green Valley.